Friday, November 15, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

My obsession with yixing ware continues...

My other two pots from:

Arrived today. They are so itty bitty and ridiculously cute. They each came with a certificate and the blue one even had an included photograph of the artist holding that pot. Super cool.

The blue one is actually more dark teal in person but the light doesn't show it.

I also bought a bunch of yixing clay tea storage caddies. I'm officially obsessed/addicted to yixing ware!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Crazy cute new yixing mug

I got this from a seller on aliexpress and am so happy with it. I also got an amazing deal on it. His shop is here and I would highly recommend checking out his stuff:

He has a bunch of very traditional pots with beautiful artwork hand painted on them. I have 2 more on the way. This is the first to arrive and is a mug. I'm seasoning it now and I will use it for my dark roasty fujian, laoshan, and rizhao teas.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

My favorite new steeping cup

I love my little test tube steepers. The only downside is that they keep the leaves pretty compacted. they don't give the tea much room to expand. So I wanted another glass steeper, but with more space for the leaves to open. I found this one on aliexpress and it's my new favorite.

It's 8oz, but doesn't feel small. It's round and the glass is thick and it feels great in the hand. It's got glass steeping insert so when the time is up I just pull up the insert and put it in the lid and voila, my tea is ready! It's great for resteeping too. Totally in love. Glad I bought 2.

It was 11 bucks with free shipping. Very happy with it.